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You will still get your race number, timing chip, re-usable bag and race shirt at packet pickup.

See WPI Run!

Go WPI Go! Track our progress as we competes in races across DC.

December 8, 2013

Jingle All the Way 8K
Net: 0:51:18
Pace: 10:20

April 28, 2013

Nike Women's Half Marathon
Net: 2:34:58
Pace: 11:49

February 17, 2013

George Washington's Birthday 10K
Net: 1:00:57
Pace: 9:49

December 9, 2012

Jingle All the Way 8K
Net: 0:52:24
Pace: 10:33

October 7, 2012

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon
Net: 2:34:27
Pace: 11:48

October 6, 2012

WPI'S 5K Race to Representation
Net: 0:29:20
Pace: 9:27

July 4, 2012

Autism Speaks 5K
Net: 31:43
Pace: 10:14

May 28, 2012

Jeremy's Run 10K
Net: 1:08:50
Pace: 11:05

April 1, 2012

Cherry Blossom 10 Mile
Net: 1:56:27
Pace: 11:38    

March 11, 2012

St. Patrick's Day 8K
Net: 52:54
Pace: 10:39

February 18, 2012

George Washington's Birthday 10K
Net: 1:09:23
Pace: 11:10

December 11, 2011

Jingle Bell 8K
Net: 1:02:29
Pace: 12:35

November 5, 2011

WPI's 5K Race to Representation
Net: 37:05
Pace: 11:56

October 29, 2011

AIDS Walk 5K Run
Net: 37:38
Pace: 12:07


4th Annual 5K Race to Representation


WPI 5K 2015 Course Map









Register Online Now or by Mail.


Anyone who registers online for the race after 12 PM on Wednesday, March 25th must pick up their race packet and bib at same-day registration on Saturday, March 28th. 

Online Registration closes at 6 PM on Friday, March 27th. If you have friends who would like to register, we will also accept registrations for the race on Saturday at 7 AM ($40 for general public).

Date and Time

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:00 AM


American University
on Friedheim Quadrangle
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016


All ages are welcome

Start Times

Registration begins at 7:00 AM and race begins at 8:00 AM

Online registration will close Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM. If you register online between Wednesday, March 25 and closing time, your packet pick-up will be on race day.

Register Online Now or by mail. Download and submit PDF here.

Entry Fees

Advance Registration: $30

Day of Race Registration: $40

Team Registration: Teams must be at least 5 people. Please indicate on the registration form your new team name, or, if your team has already been created, select the team you wish to join from the "drop-down" list. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest single sex and co-ed teams (based on the 5 fastest runners on the team).

Online registration will close Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:59 PM. 

Register Online Now or by mail. Download and submit PDF here.

For more information, please contact My-Lien at 202-885-3103.
For a view of the course, click here.

MyLaps Bibtag Timing Chip By Revolution3 Timing:

Bibtag timing operated by Revolution3 Timing will be used to score the 5K race. The system uses a computer "tag" that is attached to each runner's bib so that it can record the exact time a runner crosses the starting line and the finish line. All awards will be based on clock time.


The top three male and female finishers overall receive awards. The first male and female finishers in these age groups also receive awards: 24 & under, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, and 55 and over.

Packet Pick Up

Race packets, t-shirts, bibs, and Chrono-Track B-Tags will be available at two locations:

Packet Pick Up #1:
Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 PM until 8 PM at Athleta, located at 3229 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007.

All registered runners will be entered into a raffle to win prizes, including a $250 shopping spree! The grand prize drawing will be held at 7 PM –so come early!

Packet Pick Up # 2:
Friday, March 27th from 3 PM until 7 PM, in the lobby of American University's Ward Circle Building, located at 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016. Parking is available in the School of International Service (SIS), located at the intersection of Nebraska Avenue and New Mexico Avenue. 

Pick up your packet and take a spin on the prize wheel!

If you register online after Tuesday, March 24, then your packet pick-up will be on race day.

On race day, packet pickup is from 7:00 AM until 7:50 AM in the lobby of American University’s Ward Circle Building.

Please don't wait until race day if you want to avoid the lines.

Picking Up for Your Family and Friends

Runners can pick up bibs and t-shirts for their friends.


From Northeast of Washington (New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore)
Follow Interstate 95 south to Interstate 495 west toward Silver Spring. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway)

From South or West of Washington (Norfolk, Richmond,Charlottesville)
Follow Interstate 95 North or Interstate 66 North to Interstate 495, the Capital Beltway. Follow Interstate 495 North. See from Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway).

From Interstate 495 Capital Beltway
Take exit 39 and carefully follow the signs for River Road (Maryland Route 190) east toward Washington. Continue east on River Road to the fifth traffic light. Turn right onto Goldsboro Road (Maryland Route 614). At the first traffic light, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (Maryland Route 396). Continue on Massachusetts Avenue for about two miles, through the first traffic circle (Westmoreland Circle). Continue approximately one mile and enter a second traffic circle (Ward Circle). Take the first right turn out of the circle, onto Nebraska Avenue. The campus is on your right, and the School of International Service parking lot is on your right at the intersection of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenue.


Free parking is available in the School of International Service (SIS) underground parking lot located at the corner of New Mexico and Nebraska Avenues.

By Metro

The closest Metro stop to American University is Tenleytown/AU on the Red Line, which is less than a mile from the campus.


Interested in volunteering at the race? Please email Diane Hsiung

If you have any questions or concerns, please email My-lien Le

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